The 5 best refreshing mocktails you should drink this summer

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Drinking in moderation will always come into the tips for tasting cocktails regardless of the season. But it is also possible to taste without alcohol. The trend towards non-alcoholic cocktails is increasing and bar menus are spreading to appreciate drinks in a different way.

Here we show the best five recipes of alcohol-free cocktails to enjoy the summer in a healthier way and why not, more original.

Via Marie Claire and The Spruce Eats.

1. Lime and elderberry cocktail

Ingredients

20 ml lime juice

100 ml water

40 ml elderberry

8 basil leaves

3 tablespoons crushed ice

Cinnamon

Preparation

Add the basil and elderberry in a cocktail shaker, or in a pot of jam. Crush the basil with the help of a pestle to release the aromas of the plant. Then, add the lime juice, water and a little cinnamon carefully. Close the shaker or pot and shake vigorously. Pour the mixture into the cocktail glass through a sieve and add ice. Decorate with a cinnamon stick and a small slice of linen.

2. Alcohol-free Moscow Mule

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Ingredients

Chopped ice

125 ml of ginger beer

40 ml fresh lime juice

40 ml of Canada Dry or Schweppes

Preparation

Mix the ingredients in a cup of copper, with ice in 3/4 of the glass. Stir and decorate with a slice of lime.

 

3. Alcohol-free mimosa

Ingredients (2 glasses)

Chopped ice cream

120 ml fresh orange juice

500 ml of carbonated water

1 piece of ginger (5 cm) cut into pieces

1 clementine, peeled and cut into wedges

Preparation

Mix the ice and orange juice. Add sparkling water and decorate with fresh ginger, rosemary and clementine wedges.

4. Mocktail Lime Rickey

Ingredients

60 ml fresh lime juice

30 ml Simple syrup

90 ml of Carbonated water

Lime wedges

Preparation

Mix the lime juice and simple syrup in a pitcher. Fill your glass with ice cubes. Add the juice and syrup mixture into the glass and finish with soda water. Mix everything with a swizzle stick or a bar spoon. Finally, decorate with the lime wedges.

5. Virgin Piña Colada

Ingredients (for 3-4 people)

1 1/2 cups unsweetened frozen pineapple chunks

1/4 cup ice

1 cup unsweetened pineapple juice

1 cup unsweetened coconut milk

Optional: 1 to 3 teaspoons brown sugar

Garnish

Fresh pineapple and maraschino cherry segments

Preparation

Add pineapple pieces and ice to the bottom of a blender. Add pineapple juice and coconut milk on top. If you use the sugar, add it. Puree until smooth. Do not hesitate to try to rectify the sweet. Add it to your glass or glass and decorate with the pineapple and cherry. Add an umbrella for a more tropical touch 😉

 

 

Don’t drink and drive. Enjoy responsibly.